A very potent sunrise enhancement boost hit here from 1400-1420, mainly causing a surge in Japanese big gun signals (as well as 972-HLCA). The propagation also boosted 738-BEL2 up to its best level in about a year (good) at 1414, and stuck around longer than the usual, watered-down Puyallup version.
The big guns on 594, 693 and 972 were at Kona-like levels around 1410 (except for the fact that 594 and 693 are actually wiped out by Hawaii splatter in Kona), while the other NHK stations on 747, 774 and 828 were also pounding in. The Japanese-flavored propagation didn't particularly favor the Chinese, though, and unlike the past couple of days 639-CNR1 never made a serious appearance. I can only wonder what these NHK big guns sounded like in Victoria-- a location which (unlike Puyallup) already has very favorable reception of Japan.
738 BEL2 Penghu, Taiwan The usual Chinese female announcer giving the news in rapid fire speech at 1414; its best signal of the year so far https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/edqvryibbcam0gm8m4lnv2b3u2y1i8e4
972 HLCA Dangjin, S. Korea Female vocal music at a monster level at 1403; Chris Kadlec says this station's listeners are mainly older people-- maybe that's why this song sounds so good to me? :-) https://dreamcrafts.box.com/s/h9cv3vt4of2kewss602e4x6frdpvf6ji
73 and Good DX,
Gary DeBock (in Puyallup, WA, USA)
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